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Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    I'm a runner, former cyclist. Thinking about adding some wheel time for cross training, though.
     


  2. Coxsackie

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    Mine. Roxy Music is out. Cute little chickie chicks with tiny toppers are in.
     
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  3. Monkeyface

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    I hate asking for votes, so I'm not going to do that, but I do ask you take a look at the competition. Justin deserves the publicity, as he's really one of the most genuine and helpful guys in the shoe industry.

    http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2014/05/j-fitzpatrick-x-the-shoe-snob-giveaway-contest.html

    Here's my pic in a slightly higher quality. It was taken by waiting for ebb to uncover the seaweed covered rocks, climbing all the way out and nearly losing my footing in the process! I wish I had a real camera, but it was fun taking pictures with my iphone!

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  4. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Had I known about this, I would've involved a professional photographer. A 20 grand camera/lens + exotic location. Boom. Win.

    Anyway, I voted. Congrats on making the final 12.
     


  5. in stitches

    in stitches Kung Joo Moderator

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    it is my goal to acquire two striped ties for the summer.

    one with 2 colors of stripe, equal in width, and on the wider side.

    one with a thinner, more spread out stripe, on a ground, with perhaps an even thinner stripe framing the thin stripe.

    i am officially open to recommendations.

    go!
     




  6. Monkeyface

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    Exquisite Trimmings has lots of striped Drakes and Tie Your Tie ties, some of them 3.5". It's a bit of a random selection, but to be honest I could see myself wearing all of them.

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  7. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    @Monkeyface Very impressive pic and more than worthy finalist. For me a very strong contender if not favourite :slayer:
     


  8. Monkeyface

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    Thanks gents! Wish I had a real camera, not just for this but for holidays and such as well. Might just be on my list of purchases over the coming months.
     


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    ^ I personally don't care for those Tie your Tie block striped ones. I like the rest. I'm still looking for a tri colored block stripe tie that I think I could wear semi-regularly.

    I have that navy grenadine with orange bar stripes, it's sharp but not an instant :inlove: like I was expecting.
     


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  11. Monkeyface

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    I prefer the Drakes ties as well, but TyT is a 7-fold and not that much more expensive than Drakes. I remember seeing that orange/navy tie in one of your fits recently, it looked pretty good to me!
     


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    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Excellent news, JRD will be ecstatic!

    I'll think on, though Sotiris has made a head start there!

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    Okay, there's about 5 more I missed from NMWA I missed ^^ that I would personally kop.

    @Monkeyface I like Tieyourtie, just not those particular block stripes. 7 vs 3 fold doesn't really matter to me if I don't like the pattern/color/texture. Just like 8cm vs 9cm isn't a make or break for me like it is for others. YMMV :)
     


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    i think the only tri color block stripe that i like is one from shubumi.

    thanks everyone for the recs. a lot of great options for the thinner stripe on ground, but i am still in search of a two color block stripe. conrad wu had one with a thin white stripe between the red and blue and i should have got one of those when i had the chance.
     


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